Mark B. Bain Graduate Fellowship Program

Hudson River Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $19,000

Deadline: Mar 11, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research, Fellowship

Location of project: New Jersey, New York

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

The Hudson River Foundation was established in 1981 under the terms of an agreement among environmental groups, government regulatory agencies and utility companies. The Foundation's grants primarily support independent, objective research that will inform scientific understanding, management, and policy decisions about the River and its Estuary.

Mark B. Bain Graduate Fellowship

In 2011, the Foundation renamed its graduate fellowship program in honor of Dr. Mark B. Bain for his outstanding contributions to Hudson River science. Dr. Bain was a professor of Systems Ecology at Cornell University for 22 years, and until his death in February 2012, a highly productive researcher studying aquatic systems throughout the world. Dr. Bain had a particular interest in the Hudson River and was supported by the Foundation in several important endeavors. His comprehensive study of sturgeons and ground-breaking work on ecosystem restoration planning have significantly advanced the conservation of natural resources in the Hudson River and estuary. The Foundation is pleased to recognize and remember Dr. Bain’s achievements and the respect, admiration and affection for him in the Hudson River scientific community.

In 2019, the Foundation will award up to six full-time research fellowships to advanced graduate students conducting research on the Hudson River system.

A fellowship awarded to a doctoral student will include a stipend consistent with the policy of the student’s graduate institution, in an amount of up to $19,000 for one year, and an incidentals research budget of up to $1,000. A fellowship awarded to a master’s level student will include a stipend consistent with the policy of the student’s graduate institution, of up to $15,000 for one year, and an incidentals research budget of up to $1,000.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must
    • be enrolled in an accredited doctoral or master’s program,
    • have a thesis advisor and advisory committee (if appropriate to the institution), and
    • have a thesis research plan approved by the student’s institution or department.

Ineligibility:

  • The Foundation will not accept applications for additional funding to extend existing fellowships.